Yesterday my husband and I along with our two kids, my sister and her daughter and my brother, his wife and their son all had lunch at Chuck E. Cheese's! The thrill of that is usually reserved for the children, but I have to say my husband usually has the most fun around venues of that sort. He's been that way for as long as I've known him. When we were in Vegas, he loved to hit all the arcade/carnival rooms in the casinos. His goal was to win as many cheesy stuffed animals as he could by playing those impossible carnival games. The odd thing: he was actually very good. I got a pair of huge fuzzy dice, some alien looking thing, a bunny rabbit and several others that are still around here somewhere. I don't have the heart to throw them out after he worked so hard for them! And the fun doesn't stop there! There's a little icecream truck that makes its way through our neighborhood daily during the summer. My children are usually napping and my husband is normally at work when it comes through. But one day my children were playing in the family room when I heard its musical chimes. I walked in the room and said, "Guess what I hear? Its the icecream truck!" I expected some reaction from the kids, but what I got was my husband jumping up with the exclamation of "SWEET!" and dashing out the door before my kids really had a chance to absorb what was going on. (Of course he came back in with treats for all.) Yes when people ask me how many children I have, I can honestly say, "3, Kaliese is 3, Braedyn is 1 and husband is 34 going on 7." Our trips to amusement parks, Chuck E. Cheese's, etc are as much for my husband as they are for the kids, but it really gets the kids more excited and we all have a better time for it.
Treasure of the day: Watching my husband with the children at Chuck E. Cheese's today, put a smile on my face. He had his picture sketched with our youngest, Braedyn. And he took our daughter on her first waverunner, and the best thing was I didn't have to worry about her drowning! I am made aware everyday just how wonderful he is. I am blessed to have a husband who takes time, not to just play with the kids, but to make everyday an adventure for them.